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Retail Industry

Principle Platform Engineer

  • Job Type:  Contract
  • Length:  12+ months
  • Rate:  $80-$100/hr
  • Location:   Remote
  • Industry:  Retail


Job Duties

  • Leadership role on the platform engineering team tasked with ensuring architecture and engineering tasks are managed in collaborative way. Also acts in a Platform Engineering role to design, POC and deliver solutions based on business requirements and technical best practices.
  • This is a hybrid role that requires a working understanding of all current technologies managed by the platform team in order to facilitate planning and recommendations across multiple disciplines. As a contributing member of the Platform Engineering team, this role also requires strong technical skills in current open systems projects (automation, virtualization, containers, etc.).


Principal Platform Engineer (Team Lead/Architect):

  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role (Team Lead, Architect, etc)
  • 3+ years acting as an evangelist for platform solutions
  • 3+ architecting Open Systems based solutions in an enterprise environment
  • 3+ years communicating ideas to business stakeholders
  • 3+ years doing Senior Platform Engineer level work
  • 5+ years of experience managing production incidents in an enterprise environment
  • 3+ years of experience with higher level programing languages (Perl, Python, Go, etc.)
  • Experience working across teams to gather requirements and create solutions
  • Experience communicating complex technical ideas to diverse audiences
  • Experience building code from source on Linux and AIX platforms
  • Experience with BCP planning to include design and execution
  • Experience with virtualization technologies to include design and capacity planning
  • Understanding of agile and traditional software development processes
  • 3+ years doing Platform Engineer III level work


What You Will Do:

  • Facilitate a collaborative team environment that encourages growth through participation
  • Contribute to the engineering efforts of the team by actively participating in technical projects (not necessarily as the lead)
  • Use your analytical and programming skills to provide automated reporting across the Open Systems domain
  • Advocate for standards in all things
  • Research and run proof of concept implementations for new solutions
  • Work with teams across the enterprise to solve production problems
  • Assume technical leadership role across teams where appropriate

Top 3 Skills:
· Kubernetes (Rancher, OpenShift, RKE, GKE, etc.)
· Software Defined Infrastructure (Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, etc.)
· Scripting (Python, Perl, Bash, etc.)

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